Rob Shaw makes Canadian history with Gold

Canadian Paralympic Committee

August 31, 2019

First quad champion at Parapan Ams

Rob Shaw reached from his chair low to ground for tennis ball

Rob Shaw made Canadian tennis history by becoming the first player, stand-up or wheelchair, to win a multi-sport medal in singles and he did so by beating world No. 2 David Wagner of USA for the gold medal. It was Shaw’s first win over Wagner in eight tries, and he came out firing to a 4-0 start en route to a 6-1, 6-3 victory in the quad singles tournament. Shaw also becomes the first quad tennis champion at a Parapan Am Games, with the classification making its debut at these Games here in Lima.

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